Large example, 2 1/4” height with characteristic quaint charm. Highly stylized with the pierced saltire in a circle and pierced basket weave cross. Christianity in Ethiopia is traceable to the first century, the Time of Christ, and the persecution of Christians. The New Testament (Acts8:26-36) records Philip the Evangelist’s conversion of an Ethiopian court official in the first century. Wonderful genuine age character, suspended from a modern black buff leather neck cord. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.